The Newnan Times-Herald


Other Night School sessions planned for UWG-Newnan, Serenbe

  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Sep. 15, 2017 - 5:34 PM

Fall sessions of The Other Night School are scheduled at The University of West Georgia’s Newnan campus, Serenbe and Milestone Investment Management LLC in Carrollton.

Presentations, which are free and open to the public, are held each Tuesday at 6 p.m., with cocktail receptions beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the UWG-Newnan events.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Impressionism: Behind the Scenes

Dr. Nathan Rees, Department of Art

UWG Newnan Center, Newnan

At first glance, Impressionism might seem like a light-hearted style all about beauty. For the artists who pioneered the movement, however, Impressionism signified a search for a new form of realism. Come discover how, inspired by scientific discoveries in optics and visual perception, Impressionism is about more than just pretty pictures.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Why Is There So Much Religion in American Politics?

Dr. Dan Williams, Department of History

The Oak Room, Serenbe

President Donald Trump’s close alliance with conservative evangelicals has brought new attention to the long-standing relationship between religion and American politics. Join us for a historical tour of the controversial relationship between religion and American politics on both the left and the right as we try to answer the question: Why is American politics so religious?

Tuesday, Oct. 10

The Phunny History of Inglish Spellin’

Dr. Micheal Crafton, Provost & VP of Academic Affairs

Milestone Investment Management, LLC, Carrollton

That English spelling is a proverbial “hot mess” will be a surprise to no one, but the question is why? How did it get this way? It is partly a matter of hostile takeovers, confused standards, and rebellious scamps who refuse to “do the right ting.” This lecture will not correct all your spelling issues, but it will provide brilliant rationales for why you are not to blame.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Close Encounters of a Ghostly Kind

Dr. Leah Haught, Department of English

UWG Newnan Center, Newnan

Sometimes helpful, sometimes vengeful, ghosts are frequently depicted as being caught between worlds, making us as living audiences question our conceptions of morality, mortality, and time. Join us as we explore what ghosts might tell us about the relationships between good and evil, fear and curiosity, fate and free will, and past and present throughout history.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Unraveling Traveling

Dr. Muriel Cormican, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures

Grange Hall, Serenbe

Why do we want to travel? From Freud to contemporary cinema, Study Abroad Programs to totalitarian states, theories of travel as escape, enlightenment, and even as a threat to nationhood and patriotism abound. Join us as we discuss these and other ideas and try to unravel what travel has meant and means to our human condition.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Painting the Southern Landscape

Dr. Nathan Rees, Department of Art

UWG Newnan Center, Newnan

Just what is it that makes the Southern landscape unique? Since the colonial era, painters have attempted to capture the spirit of the American South. Join us for a historical tour of landscape painting in Georgia and neighboring states as we explore artists’ diverse interpretations of the South – its cultures, institutions, and history – through their depictions of its land.